you would not think that this is Scotland, Taken from Cramond Island
Taken From BBC 18th July 2014
Plans have been announced to remove the Jawbone Arch from Edinburgh’s Meadows before repair work is carried out.
The arch, which has stood in the park for more than 100 years, will be taken into storage later this month.
It will then be dried and assessed by experts before preservation work begins.
The area surrounding the arch will be cleared of fencing for easy pedestrian and cycle access through the Meadows in time for the Festivals season.
The cost of repair work is estimated at £49,000, with more than half being provided by the City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh World Heritage.
Additional support from the Marchmont and Sciennes Community Council, the Grange Association, Friends of the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links, and a range of individuals, has also been pledged.
Full Article here…..
Here is a photo of the Balmoral Hotel Scott Monument,
did you know that the clock on the Balmoral Hotel runs two minutes fast, presumably to help tardy train travelers get a move on!!
From the Metro: -
For out of this world festivals, fireworks and food, head straight to Edinburgh. Here you will not only find its iconic castle overlooking that famous Georgian architecture, but also a whole host of hidden gems you might not have first associated with the Scottish capital.
Thanks to its beauty and cinema hits such as Sunshine on Leith, the city has the feel of a living, breathing film set…but to the delight of visitors and residents alike, Edinburgh’s shopping, dining and attractions are just as thrilling as its good looks.
1. It’s the number one festival city in the world
2. A food lover’s dream
3. City of literature
4. One great big movie location
5. It’s a city of layers
6. Edinburgh’s favourite tipple
7. Edinburgh’s secret gardens
8. A tail of two dogs
9. Independent fashion sense
10. We can’t get enough of the pyrotechnics
Read the Full List, with each point in detail here …
The Firth of Forth is the estuary or firth of Scotland’s River Forth, where it flows into the North Sea, between Fife to the north, and Lothian to the south.
you can find a fair few animals here, below are photos of Puffins and Seals
Puffins In the Firth Of Forth
Seals In the Firth Of Forth
I took this yesterday Morning, a nice quiet sunny day on the beach.
It’s Official Edinburgh Will get an Apple Store.
thing is, we have known this for a few years now. how long has the bus stop has had ‘Apple Store’. For a few weeks the Apple delivery instructions on the wooden panels … oh dear! Edinburgh Apple Store, Apples worst kept secret. anyway, best get the credit card ready
beautiful day in Edinburgh
An interesting image of Edinburgh, around 1690
Here is an aerial photo of Arthur’s Seat & Holyrood Park
The body of water just off center of the photo is Dunsapie Loch. Top right is Duddingston Loch